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やなわらばー (Yanawaraba) is a japanese duet consisting of 東里梨生 (Aizato Rio) & 石垣優 (Ishigaki Yuu) who debuted in 2003. Both girls play guitar and harmonize on their songs, and their lyrics are written in the Okinawan dialect.

Official Website: http://www.ya-na.net

Its name "やなわらばー" is a okinawan dialect for "naughty kids". Actually it's a dialect of Okinawa main island, which is slightly different from a dialect of their birthplace Ishigaki island.

Ishigaki Yuu plays "San-shin", a traditional Okinawan guitar, which gives their songs Okinawan flavor, despite of lyrics in standard Japanese and pop-oriented melody line.


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